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  • Leon Edwards
    June 20, 2022 Matthew Smith

    Leon Edwards

    Leon is a 2018 graduate of Moody Bible Institute with a BA in youth ministry. Having served in various youth ministry roles over the last five years, he currently serves as Student Ministries Director at Journey Community Church located just...

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  • Jeremy Emert
    June 6, 2022 Matthew Smith

    Jeremy Emert

    Jeremy graduated from Mississippi College in 1998 with a BA in Christian Studies. He also has an MDIV from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jeremy has served with Student Life as a Camp Director, been an interim youth pastor, and is...

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  • Jay Reynolds
    May 27, 2022 Matthew Smith

    Jay Reynolds

    Jay currently serves as the Director of Student Ministries at Hope Community Church, a large multi-site church based in Raleigh, NC. When not working with students or leading the student ministry team, you can find him drawing, woodworking, selling his...

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  • Logan McElroy
    May 23, 2022 Logan McElroy

    Logan McElroy

    Logan is the Student Pastor at New River Church in Lake Wylie, SC, a suburb of Charlotte. An Atlanta native and graduate of Georgia State University, Logan has been in full-time ministry for almost ten years. His experience in youth...

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  • Jon Schaadt
    May 16, 2022 Matthew Smith

    Jon Schaadt

    Jon Schaadt has been in Youth Ministry as a Pastor, Coach, and Consultant for over 25 years. He also serves as a Mental Health Coach, providing support for pastors and church communities. When he isn’t sipping coffee, reading a book,...

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  • Chris Hargrove
    May 9, 2022 Matthew Smith

    Chris Hargrove

    Chris Hargrove has been in youth ministry for over ten years and has a huge passion for seeing students grow in their relationship with Christ and connecting with other youth workers. He serves as the Middle School Pastor and leads...

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  • Chris Carpenter
    April 25, 2022 Matthew Smith

    Chris Carpenter

    Chris Carpenter is the Worship Arts Director at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Chris has been in full-time ministry for 18 years, working with children, teens, and now adults. His heart and passion is to lead worship and lead people...

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  • Josh Haight
    April 18, 2022 Matthew Smith

    Josh Haight

    A student ministry veteran of over 15 years, Josh currently serves as the high school and college pastor at Christ Community Church, a large multi-site church located in the Chicago-land area, where he's been on staff for nine years. Josh finds a lot of...

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  • Tyler Bryan
    March 24, 2022 Tyler Bryan

    Tyler Bryan

    Tyler serves as a student pastor on the Middle School team of Hope Community Church, a large multi - site church based in Raleigh, NC. He has been in student ministry settings, at large and small churches, since 2007. As...

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  • Chad Poe
    March 21, 2022 Chad Poe

    Chad Poe

    Chad has been speaking biblical truth into students’ lives for years. He believes in the importance of relationships and seeks to get to know people when he is away from the stage. Ultimately, Chad hopes to see students moved into...

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  • Alex Schwartz
    March 10, 2022 Alex Schwartz

    Alex Schwartz

    Alex is the Student Pastor at Vineyard Cincinnati Church, a large church in suburban Cincinnati. He graduated with a BS in Pastoral Ministry and Theology from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2014 and has been serving in full-time ministry since graduating.He...

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  • Kerry Ray
    January 10, 2022 Kerry Ray

    Kerry Ray

    Kerry joined YM360 in 2021 as Director of Publishing. Prior to joining the YM360 team, Kerry was a youth ministry veteran with 27+ years of experience serving and leading in churches of various sizes, denominations, and multi-site strategies. After nearly...

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